Search Results: "Con Slobodchikoff"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 27, 2012

"Intriguing but not entirely convincing."
The director of the Animal Language Institute gives an affirmative answer to the question: "Do animals have language?" Read full book review >

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MURDER AT THE 42ND STREET LIBRARY by Con Lehane
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 26, 2016

"Lehane (Death at the Old Hotel, 2007, etc.) awards his previous detective, bartender Brian McNulty, a cameo but focuses on the complicated Ray, who looks like a promising newcomer in the talented-amateur ranks."
A biographer is killed inside one of the world's premier research libraries. Read full book review >

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A VIEW OF THE CHARLES by Con Chapman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 17, 2005

"A more studied glance at the natures of those in the legal profession than one normally seeks out."
Many days and many, many details in the life of an aging Boston law firm. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2009

"A valuable study of three decades of a defiant radical Islamic regime."
Daily Telegraph executive foreign editor Coughlin (American Ally: Tony Blair and the War on Terror, 2006, etc.) reports on the causes and effects of the Iranian Revolution of 1979. Read full book review >

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AMERICAN ALLY by Con Coughlin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"Both Clinton and Cheney may be surprised to learn how much Blair privately disagreed with some of their actions, but Coughlin's point remains: Blair and his nation are America's strongest allies today. A worthy—and newsworthy—book."
Tony Blair's no mere Festus to George Bush's Marshall Dillon. No, writes London-based journalist and Iraq-watcher Coughlin, he stands tall all on his own. Read full book review >

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CHURCHILL'S FIRST WAR by Con Coughlin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 28, 2014

"An absorbing youthful biography and a messy history lesson that holds eerie pertinence today."
Daily Telegraph executive foreign editor Coughlin (Khomeini's Ghost: The Iranian Revolution and the Rise of Militant Islam, 2009, etc.) infuses many of the celebrated traits of Winston Churchill (1874-1965) with a charming naïveté as he set out as a young man to reclaim his family's good name. Read full book review >

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MURDER IN THE MANUSCRIPT ROOM by Con Lehane
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 21, 2017

"More ambitious and more muddled than the series debut, this sequel depends less on evoking a sense of its iconic nexus and more on making you look behind you when you're not asking the leads, 'You thought about looking for a less dangerous job than being a librarian?'"
The manuscript room of Manhattan's 42nd Street library is only one of the danger zones when the library's crime fiction curator once again finds the stories he deals with professionally bleeding over into his private life. Read full book review >

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EVERYDAY NOIR by Con Chapman
Released: Jan. 27, 2012

"There's a chuckle or a laugh in every one of Chapman's noir-tinged stories."
A tongue-in-cheek mapping of the mean streets of suburbia. Read full book review >

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WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND by Con Lehane
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 9, 2005

"Brian (Beware the Solitary Drinker, 2002) is likable enough in a feckless sort of way, though the thin, digressive plot isn't likely to encourage readers to belly-up."
Brian McNulty sets them up for the usual suspects, one of whom may be setting up Brian. Read full book review >

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Released: March 30, 2017

"A wide-ranging, insightful, and convincing analysis of Mexican-American issues."
A book takes a cultural studies approach to the question of Mexican-American identity. Read full book review >

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DEATH AT THE OLD HOTEL by Con Lehane
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 14, 2007

"The Brian who once was amiably feckless has become multi-faced and fully engaged in a world he never made, adding substance to a series that keeps getting better."
Lehane's sleuthing bartender faces labor troubles, woman troubles, gangster troubles and even those ancient and terrible Troubles imported from the old country. Read full book review >